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DarkOnesLuck777

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  1. 17 hours ago, Ri S said:

     

    Marc - speaking personally, as a gay person...

     

    I can tell you that I would continue watching the show if it didn't change or update the LGBT representation. But I'd also be sad.

    I tend to agree that television and movies are often overly sexualized for purely profit motivation. And I *don't* think that Wheel of Time needs to be more sexualized. It worked great at the PG-13 level.

     

    But that's very different from LGBTQ representation. I read those books so much hoping to see some part of myself reflected in it. When you feel a part of something - especially something as big and expansive as Wheel of Time is - and then you feel like representations of you are barely present, aren't accurate, or are disrespectful, it's hurtful.

     

    That said, it's easier to excuse that in novels because novels are the work of one individual creator - the author. No one author can faithfully represent all of humanity, and I think Jordan and Sanderson did about as well as they could in representing a wide array of people within their humanly limited perspectives.

     

    But when you expand to a much, much, much larger creative teams of directors, actors, a dozen writers, designers, and more... there is a heightened expectation that that team will be able to better put forward a larger set of perspectives, so that everyone can feel welcome.

    Ris,

    I would encourage you to check out the following link. These books specifically contain themes that target homosexuals like yourself.

    https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/lgbt-fiction

     

    WOT was written over 23 years and has captured the hearts and minds of thousands. I provided you a link with books where you can be "reflected in it". WOT does contain lgbt themes. Let that speak for itself. Also don't impress your lifestyle on works of art. Let nature run its course. The "woke" of society will influence each subsequent generation through the public school system and out of that generation will come your flag waving authors. You just may need to wait a bit. I really don't understand why they want to make wheel of time woke. They are going to marginalize the majority of their readers while catering to a minority.  They cannot honestly expect to turn a profit on this. Instead, they will destroy the one chance the series had at a accurate representation of Robert Jordan's life work.

  2. I agree with many of the comments on this thread. Since the diversity lgbtqia...craze is a relatively recent thing, I am sure there are plenty of YA fiction books blasting this theme. Let us not forget the recent "Wrinkle in Time" movie...I enjoyed these books growing up. I am sad to see Amazon pick up this show as they are the most "woke" when it comes to changing original content to reflect post modern, post christian views. I would want my children to experience the same joy I felt about the world building when diving through these books. I can tell you this series will be banned from our home if they try to to steam roll viewers with GOT level over-sexualization or unsolicited gender disphoria in the main characters.

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